Melanated Monday Black Business Spotlight: Shugga Hi

Melanated Monday Black Business Spotlight: Shugga Hi

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Melanated Monday Black Business Spotlight. This is where The Afropreneurial Community will showcase a Black owned business that deserves more of our business. I saw it as only right to showcase the city in a positive light. I will judge every place on accessibility, atmosphere, professionalism, and of course their food/product.

Next stop on our spotlight is Shugga Hi at 1000 Dickerson Pike. This is a bakery and cafe open Thursday - Saturday 8am to 5 pm and Sunday from 9am-2pm. It is a wonderful balance of cafe, bakery, and buffet. There are some great things to highlight in regards to their business.

Being on the corner at the split of Dickerson Pike and Whites Creek Pike. The parking is decent with enough spots to make sure you don’t have to stress about getting there before a certain time. It can be tough to get to on a busy day on that street but other than that not too much of a problem.

You walk into the bakery side of the building where you can see an assortment of cakes and pastries like cinnamon rolls. You have to be in there on the right day for the full assortment. The customer service was decent. The communication amongst employees can be stronger and make sure customers are seated efficiently. The food is very good from their waffles to their buffet only available on Sundays. They have good relaxing live music during brunch which is very enjoyable. 

The level of professionalism was good. The associates were kind and are held accountable by the owners when service was not efficient. The owners were engaging and made sure we were aware they were taking care of it. It’s a great deal way to be!

I purchased their waffle burger one night and had their brunch. I was very impressed with the food as it was flavorful and filling. The burger had a sweet and salty mix that I love. The waffles were soft fluffy. Their brunch is delicious too. I always love a good mimosa with steak and eggs. I would definitely patronize them again. 

Where should we go next? Let us know in the comments! 


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